Support Us

Trestle is a charity with no regular public funding. There are four full time members of staff who run our busy building in St Albans, Trestle Arts Base and enable innovative participatory work and unique educational resources to be delivered weekly across the UK and internationally.

We rely on the goodwill of our volunteers to help with local marketing, maintaining Trestle Arts Base and staffing events; we are actively looking for more people to help us as volunteers.Trestle is seeking fresh funding streams and partnership opportunities. We welcome donations to support our creative work to engage children, young people and adults. 

If you would like to find out more about our creative programmes, artistic legacy or community projects, please contact:

Clare Winter
Finance and Operations Director
T: +44 (0) 1727 850950


Job Opportunities


Work Placements

Trestle is occasionally able to offer work placements of between 1-12 weeks. These placements are generally office based and involve assisting in participation projects and/or marketing campaigns.

If you are interested, please email a copy of your CV to, as well as a covering letter that explains to us:

  • When and for how long you would like your placement to be.
  • Which part of Trestle’s work you are particularly interested in and what experience you have.
  • What you hope to get out of your placement.


Trestle Arts Base is looking for volunteers to join its friendly team. From becoming a front of house usher to distributing posters, helping maintain our grounds and building, our volunteers play a much-valued role in the running of the Arts Base.

There are lots of ways you can help; however much of your time you can give, we would love to hear from you.

Team/Group Volunteering

Our beautiful Arts Base dearly needs a new lick of paint in certain areas inside. If you are looking for a team building or team volunteering activity for half a day, a day or more, in a lovely friendly environment, then please get in touch.  We will provide tea and cakes to keep you going and if you’d like to try out our Trestle Masks and also see how they are made, we can arrange a very fun short group session before you roll your sleeves up.

Leaflet Distributors

We have occasional work distributing leaflets in the area for our shows, events and projects. If you are able to spare a few hours from time to time to distribute leaflets in your area, we’d love to hear from you!  Any petrol expenses would be covered.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities at Trestle Arts Base please email or contact us on 01727 850950.